Posted: May 30th, 2012
Young people are never too far away from the latest headlines or statistics, with more talk of ‘the youth problem’ than solution orientated approaches which can help harness their potential.
Because of this we decided to run a workshop with the RSA Fellowship to find like-minded folk to collaborate on ideas and projects that were more focused on the ‘doing’ bit of working with young people.
We were happy to have a healthy turnout on a sweltering Thursday afternoon, teamed with lots of cake, cookies and fruit juice (supplied by the lovely Alice) to start off a productive session.
After a brief intro into collaboration techniques we went straight in with the challenge which was to think of projects that fell into three camps:
• Solution orientated: ideas that tackle social problems
• Intergenerational: projects that connect the young of heart with age-old experience
• Celebration: ideas that support young people in their endeavours and achievements
Working in small groups the teams explored the various opportunities to work with young people as well as each other.
After just over an hour and then a quick feedback session each group had the opportunity to pitch for a £500 fund to research their idea and support an application for a RSA Catalyst fund.
We’re happy to annouce we had *winners* on the day, with a reverse digital media mentoring project. You can see the winners and us here.∧ Top